The strange behavior and missing features of iOS 11
I like my iPhone and iPad but between strange behavior and missing features in Apple’s new update to iOS 11 I have become increasingly frustrated with it.
Strange bright border around face of iPhone
When viewing any app or picture with a white background, my iPhone shows an odd inexplicable bright whitish border around the edge of the screen. This was not seen prior to iOS 11.1 and does appear in any screenshots taken with the phone but appears to be an issue with the phone itself. Any thoughts? (below are some screenshots taken with my iPad of my iPhone 5s)
Sticking Portrait Orientation even when the feature is not locked?
I may or may not be one of the few people experiencing this issue but I have noticed when I check my email Portrait Orientation sticking to a wide position even when I hold the phone upright in iOS 11. I am forced to shake or rotate the phone a couple of times to get it “unstuck”. To completely remedy this “sticking” of auto rotation I have to now use the portrait orientation lock feature when viewing emails or browsing the web to keep it from sticking in the wrong position. Pre-Locking the position is fine but it adds more steps when viewing a video should I want to rotate the view of the picture on the fly.
Control Center Wi-Fi setting appears to have a mind of its own
Another thing I have encountered in iOS 11 which I did not encounter in previous OS versions, is Wi-Fi automatically turning itself on after turning it off from the control center. This behavior never occurred in iOS 10. Of course, I go into settings to permanently turn off Wi-Fi but then it will won’t find any hot-spots at all. Isn’t the purpose of Control Center to allow convenient access to various phone settings such as Wi-Fi? I think so but for whatever reason, Apple decided to change the functionality of Wi-Fi in the Control Center.
App Store Wish List Missing From iOS 11
Lastly, if you have ever wanted to buy an App from the App store and save it to your wish list, you can’t anymore. Again, for whatever reason, the wish list feature has been removed in iOS 11. Thank you Apple. Why not keep it when it such a useful feature in iOS 10?
Still no iPad Calculator
This isn’t necessarily simply an issue with iOS 11 but still having no built-in calculator on the iPad is also odd since the iPhone has one built in. Maybe the code to add a calculator to the iPad (without using a third-party app) is more complicated than we realize.